Te Kāea @ Waitangi 8:00 am update

The Te Kāea team will be bringing you live updates on the hour up until midday today as the nation celebrates Waitangi Day 2016.

Piripi Taylor will be joined by our team of reporters to give you on the spot updates from Waitangi and across the nation.

Thousands have flocked to Waitangi this year to celebrate the 176th anniversary of the signing of the historical partnership document between Māori and the Crown.

The Online News team will also be bringing you live updates throughout the day with Live Streams to Facebook and updates on all our social media platforms.

For in-depth coverage on all the events of the day tune in to Te Kāea tonight which will broadcast live from Waitangi.